Two US House lawmakers say more must be done to reduce the mortality rate associated with colorectal cancer, including funding research into preventing and treating the disease. Rep. Donald Payne, D-N.J., and Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Pa., say screening also is important, and they have sponsored the Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act, which corrects a glitch in Medicare that charges patients for otherwise free colonoscopy screenings if a polyp is removed during the procedure.
Lawmakers call for increased efforts to reduce CRC mortality
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